Renting a Car in Panama
It only takes once to read about bus drivers getting bonuses for not killing passengers to run the other way. But even knowing that, in the end, public transportation might have been a better choice than the hell we experienced being stranded on the side of the road for 5 hours after renting a car in Panama.  And then there...
Boat on the Panama Canal
We traveled 44,986 miles in 2019, and finally after a decade of travel are starting to understand the allure of luxury travel. It’s not just about nice accommodations and being pampered, it’s about vacation not feeling like work. When you travel as much as we do, sometimes vacations just feel like a burden. The groceries, the cleaning, the cooking... If you...
husky dog sledding, dog sledding, Tromsø, Villmarkssenter, Authentic Scandinavia, Hurtigruten, puppies, snow, ice, polar night, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids, creating family adventures, flying standby
Our most magical experience during our family trip to Scandinavia was Husky dog sledding in Norway through the snow blanketed fields of Tromsø. Truly, we had some incredible experiences in the land of Trolls - a spiritual excursion to witness the Northern Lights in Kirkenes, an authentically cultural journey through the North Cape on the Hurtigruten, and even celebrating...
Christmas in Norway, Winter in Norway, Norway, Oslo, Scandinavia, Europe, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, misadventures traveling standby, Christmas, Scandinavian Christmas
Our Christmas in Norway was not as uneventful as we had hoped for and certainly did not plan, and not in the good way where Santa surprises you with something you didn’t realize you wanted but absolutely have to have now that you’ve got it. It was wrought with missed flights, a stinky airbnb, and a birthday celebration that...
Creepy Road in Ireland
In the ancient kingdom of Mide in Northern Ireland, the legend of three brothers, Bres, Nár and Lothár weave a tragic story through time compelling the world to offer sacrifices each year as winter settles over the land. In America, we call this Halloween.  Halloween in Europe is a little different than what we are used to in the United...
Salem Massachusetts Halloween
When it comes to having a witching good time in the month of October, look no further than the New England city of the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The history of Salem is undeniably alluring, and during the Halloween season, Salem’s wicked past is highly celebrated.  These 3 words are all you need to know: Salem Massachusetts Halloween.  Salem,...
Every Disney Park Across the Globe Ranked Best to Worst, Which Disney Park is the Best Favorite Disneyland
Our journey to discover the best Disneyland in the world has been a magical one. A journey that has taken us from the snow capped mountains of the Matterhorn to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. We've traveled over 23,000 miles, over a span of five years, to be able to pronounce: Mickey Accomplished!  Our family has celebrated, rejoiced and played...
How to behave inside a tiny Japanese shower as a giant foreigner is probably not a question you ever thought you'd need to google search. But here you are. Standing face to face with a shower nozzle positioned lower than your belly button and a large square box as deep as your shoulders.  This is different.  But don't worry. We are...
Freezing the Night Away with Elsa and Anna, Frozen Night, Deck Party, Disney Cruise Ships, Disney Magic, Arendale, Horrible Experience Disney Cruise, Disney Cruise Regrets, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
I’ve never in my life seen my five year old daughter so disappointed as the night we attended the Frozen Deck Party aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship. Disney was hoping the mere idea of Anna and Elsa standing in front of a crowd for a few seconds would have everyone peeing their pants with excitement. That, at least, would have...
Sinpo International Market
Traditions at Sinpo International Market date all the way back to 1885! As a result of political division, wars and unrest immigrants from Japan, China, Russia and even America settled in Korea. Locals took advantage of the growing population, and began selling vegetables in an open market. Over the next 100 years, this small and simple market grew to become...